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Which Minnesota county has had the worst foreclosure rate three years in a row? You might be surprised.

Posted by: Jim Buchta under Foreclosures Updated: February 20, 2014 - 4:39 PM

Today the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey showed that the percentage of loans in foreclosure nationwide has fallen for the seventh consecutive quarter to just 2.86 percent -  the lowest level in six years.

Last week I reported that in Minnesota the foreclosure rate had fallen to the lowest level since 2005, accoridng to the Minnesota Homeownership Center. That's great news, but there are still parts of the state are still suffering mightily - especially some of the counties along the northern fringe of the 13-county metro. Here's a list of the top 5 counties - those with the highest percentage of foreclosures - over the past three years:

2013

Isanti

Mille Lacs

Chisago

Pine

Kanabec

2012

Isanti

Sherburne Mille Lacs

Chisago

Kanabec

2011

Isanti

Sherburne

Mille Lacs

Chisago

Anoka

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